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Due to developing weather conditions, Orono Schools will dismiss Orono High School students and Orono Middle School students one hour early (1:30 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. respectively). This will allow our secondary buses to complete their routes and return in time to pick up elementary students on schedule. ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. THE ACTIVITIES… Continue Reading Weather Update for Friday, January 17th

FeePay Update

**UPDATE: Friday, January 3rd, 2020** **FeePay is currently undergoing maintenance and will not be available until further notice.  Thank you for your patience as they work on these changes.** We want to let you know about some changes you will see in the FeePay and Community Education registration systems that will impact how you register for Community Education… Continue Reading FeePay Update

Front row, from left: Dr. Amy Steiner, Renae Von Kaenel, Shiow-Jen Sun, Kristen Rasmussen and John Twernbold. Back row, from left: Rebecca Burnham, Jennifer Ivers, Sara Ibs, Virginia Enfield, Bryce Rasmussen, Maria Bacon, Alyssa Stamm, Dr. Jennifer Runck and Bryan Buzzard. Not pictured: Kristen Huppler and Kirsten Vaage of OMS; Jennifer Stankevitz of OIS; and Kristina… Continue Reading District grants tenure to 19 faculty members

For its service-learning project, the D-ainty I-nvaders, Orono’s grade 3-6 Destination Imagination team, is collecting items to support Crossroads Animal Shelter. Below is a list of items that are being collected. Donations can be brought to Schumann Elementary, Orono Intermediate School, Orono Middle School, Orono High School and Discovery Center through Friday, December 20.

Alex Townsend has been selected to lead the Orono Schools Technology Department as the district’s new Technology Coordinator.  He replaces Penny Pease, who retired in November. Townsend was most recently employed as Digital Resource Coordinator in Eden Prairie Public Schools.  During his three years in that role, his accomplishments included building an online school for… Continue Reading District selects new Technology Coordinator